Radical Sanity

Commonsense Advice for Uncommon Women

By Elizabeth Wurtzel
(AtRandom, Paperback, 9780812991604, 108pp.)

Publication Date: February 20, 2001

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Miss Wurtzel is back, and this time she's armed with advice for the modern woman. She's found the secret of life, and it's within everyone's reach. It's about enjoying your mistakes. It's about being strong. It's about eating dessert. It's about having opinions. It's about adoring feminism. It's about embracing fanaticism. It's also about saying your prayers, not overpacking, and making your boyfriend do the dishes.. Some of her words of wisdom:

- Think Productively: It's not that you have to see it to believe it; on the contrary, you have to believe it to see it.
- Be Gorgeous: I myself believe that I am about ten times prettier than I actually am. By dint of sheer will power, I have managed to convince many people of this.
- Enjoy Your Single Years: Do not think that the whole point of being single is being married; men don't think this way, and neither should you.

In Radical Sanity, these lessons, and many more, are delivered with the sharp wit and candor we've come to expect -- and love -- from Elizabeth Wurtzel.

About the Author

Elizabeth Wurtzel graduated from Harvard College, where she received the 1986 Rolling Stone College Journalism Award.  She was music critic at The New Yorker and New York, and her articles have appeared in numerous magazines.  She is the author of the best-selling Prozac Nation and Bitch: In Praise of Difficult Women, and she currently lives in New York City.  The film Prozac Nation starring Christina Ricci and Jessica Lange will be released in 2001.

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